Route Detours and Holiday Changes
Check this page regularly for news and service detours that may affect your commute.
Kingston Transit does not operate on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday. Buses operate on a Sunday schedule on Family Day, Victoria Day, Canada Day, the Civic Holiday, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Monday and Boxing Day. Route 18 runs on a weekday schedule on these days.
Current Service Alerts
December 9 – Temporary stop move – VIA Rail
Due to watermain construction adjacent to the bus stop on VIA Rail property, effective Monday, December 9 and continuing until further notice the regular Kingston Transit bus stop at the VIA Rail station will be temporarily out of service. During this time, buses will service a temporary accessible stop immediately adjacent to the station entrance.
December 9 - Stop move - Drennan Street (north side) at Wilson
Effective at start of service Monday, December 9, the Route 1 Montreal Street stop on Drennan (north side) at Wilson will be relocated from the current inaccessible stop east of Wilson to the new accessible bus pad west of Wilson. Buses will no longer service the inaccessible stop east of Wilson as of that date.
December 9 - Stops out of service - Drennan Street at Baker
Effective at start of service Monday, December 9, Route 1 stops in both directions on Drennan Street at Baker will be permanently removed from service. Please board Route 1 buses at the accessible stops on Drennan at Daly/Montreal (one block east), or at the accessible stops on Drennan at Wilson (one block west).
November 21 - Stop relocation - King Street at Maitland
Effective at start of service Thursday, November 21, the accessible stops on King Street at Maitland in both directions will enter service. The temporary Route 3 Downtown stop on King at Simcoe will no longer be in service as of that date.
November 6 - UPDATE - Road closure - Kingscourt Avenue at First
UPDATED 2:50 P.M. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
Starting Monday, November 4, and continuing until further notice, Kingscourt Avenue will be closed between First and Third while crews install a new water main and sanitary sewers. During this time, Route 16 buses will detour in both directions via Third and Fergus. Stops in both directions on Kingscourt at Concession will be out of service; Train Station-bound buses will service an accessible temporary stop on Concession at Kingscourt, while Division/Dalton-bound buses will service an accessible temporary stop on Fergus (east side) at Concession (PLEASE NOTE REVISED LOCATION). The Division/Dalton-bound stop on Kingscourt at Third will also be out of service; an accessible temporary stop will be available on Third at Kingscourt (north side).
September 9 - Stop relocation - Johnson Street at Sydenham
Starting Monday, September 9, and continuing until further notice, the Route 12 CFB Kingston stop on Johnson Street at Sydenham will be relocated approximately 15 meters west to accommodate a lane reduction.
September 3 - Platform change - Kingston Centre Transfer Point
Effective at start of service Tuesday, September 3, the platform assignment at Kingston Centre Transfer Point for Route 16 Division/Dalton buses will change to improve route reliability. As of September 3, Route 16 Division/Dalton buses will service Platform 6 (southeast platform); this platform will continue to be serviced by Route 3 buses.
August 29 - Stop out of service - Johnson Street at Macdonnell
As of start of service Thursday, August 29, the Route 12 CFB Kingston/Route 17W West Campus stop on Johnson Street at Macdonnell will be permanently removed from service for safety reasons. Please board buses at the accessible stop on Johnson at Willingdon (two blocks west).
August 21 - Stop move - John Counter Boulevard at Princess
Effective Wednesday, August 21, and continuing until further notice, the Route 7 Rideau Heights/Route 16 Train Station/Route 18 Train Station bus stop on John Counter Boulevard at Princess (south side) will be temporarily shifted one-half block east (to James Reid Furniture) while crews continue work on the John Counter Boulevard Overpass project.
January 10 - Stop out of service - John Counter Boulevard at VIA Rail
Effective at start of service on Wednesday, January 10, the INVISTA Centre-bound Route 7 stop on John Counter Boulevard (north side) outside the VIA Rail station will be temporarily removed from service until further notice for safety and accessibility reasons. Please board Route 7 buses at a temporary stop on John Counter (north side) at Old Mill (one block west) during this time.
September 5 - Road closure - Craftsman Boulevard
Starting Tuesday, September 5, and continuing until further notice, the gates to CFB Kingston on Craftsman Boulevard (at Highway 2 and at Highway 15) will close each night at 8 p.m., and will reopen at 5 a.m. the following morning. Starting Tuesday, Route 12 buses will not service stops on Craftsman in either direction after 8 p.m.; buses will detour in both directions via Highways 2 and 15.
May 19 - Centennial Drive at Atkinson
The Route 14 detour via Atkinson and Halifax has resumed, and will continue until further notice. From the intersection of Centennial and Atkinson, Route 14 buses will detour east on Atkinson, south on Halifax, and east on Crossfield to return to regular route. The bus stop on Centennial and Atkinson will be out of service during this time; a non-accessible temporary stop will be provided on Halifax, south of Atkinson.